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    Please note that performances of West Side Story have been cancelled through 3 January 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances will resume as early as is practical in 2021.

    Visionary director Ivo van Hove lends his inimitable hand to West Side Story, with exciting new choreography from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. This new staging marks the first major Broadway revival to depart from original director and choreographer Jerome Robbins’ iconic visuals.

    Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in New York’s Upper West Side during the 1950s and tells the story of young but fraught lovers Tony and Maria, who hail from vastly different ethnic and social communities. Now exemplary for its finger-snapping choreography, this upcoming revival is set to be a radical departure, and marks the Broadway debuts of over 20 cast members.

    Shereen Pimentel and Isaac Powell are set to star as Maria and Tony. Pimentel made her Broadway debut at age nine in The Lion King and is currently a third-year undergraduate at The Juilliard School. Powell’s credits include Once on This Island at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

    Other cast includes Amar Ramasar as Bernardo, Yesenia Ayala (Carousel) as Anita, and Ben Cook (Mean Girls on Broadway) as Riff.

    Ivo van Hove was named Best Director of a Play at the 2016 Tony Awards for his revival of A View from the Bridge, and his distinctive style has received widespread acclaim from Amsterdam (Salome) to London (All About Eve). Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was a key part of Rosas dance ensemble, which held residence at La Monnaie in Brussels between 1992 and 2007.

    The pair work from a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

    Taking a daring new approach to a well-loved musical, West Side Story at the Broadway Theatre is sure to be a hot topic amongst New York theatergoers. It begins previews on December 10 2019, with an opening date set for February 6 2020.

    Performance dates: 01 Jun 2021 - 28 Feb 2021

    Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (no intermission)

    Age recommendation: Recommended 12+

    Special notice: Fans of West Side Story should book tickets for Ivo van Hove’s daring new production, if only to judge for themselves how it measures up to the original. Fans of the Belgian experimental director will also enjoy watching him tackle this indisputable giant of a show.

    Sorry this show closed 28 February 2021.

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    Latest audience reviews

    Brilliant revival. Feels very fresh and current. Excellent choreography and dancing. The staging and... More

    BroadwayB 07 Feb 2020

    Brilliant revival. Feels very fresh and current. Excellent choreography and dancing. The staging and direction were extremely impressive. Cast is top notch. Amazing chemistry between Tony and Maria. Not to be missed!

    BroadwayB 07 Feb 2020

    It's not perfect, I don't think most old musicals are. But the songs and music are gorgeous, the new... More

    bradleyl 27 Jan 2020

    It's not perfect, I don't think most old musicals are. But the songs and music are gorgeous, the new take was refreshing, the dancing was beautiful, and there were a few moments it was directed in such a way that they truly deeply moved to me.

    bradleyl 27 Jan 2020

    A new interpretation of West Side Story, with a multi-cultural cast, a modern perspective on race relations,... More

    ckchen 14 Feb 2020

    A new interpretation of West Side Story, with a multi-cultural cast, a modern perspective on race relations, immigration, and police. The use of a giant video screen as a backdrop/set was an interesting, but sometimes distracting choice.

    ckchen 14 Feb 2020

    I prefer the original west side story The only nice part is dancing and when they do rain on stage is... More

    yulingliao 23 Feb 2020

    I prefer the original west side story The only nice part is dancing and when they do rain on stage is cool The rest I would just say is like live video show or live movie ...... Still nice show I believe just not for me

    yulingliao 23 Feb 2020

    This production is thrilling. Ivo van Hove has breathed new life into West Side Story with his innovative... More

    andrewg33 20 Feb 2020

    This production is thrilling. Ivo van Hove has breathed new life into West Side Story with his innovative storytelling.

    andrewg33 20 Feb 2020

    Id just like to start off by saying that I did have an understudy Tony and Anita so I didn't get to see... More

    oliviamorey 25 Feb 2020

    Id just like to start off by saying that I did have an understudy Tony and Anita so I didn't get to see Isaac Powell and the rape scene in Docs shop was modified to fit the understudy so i cant give an opinion on that somewhat controversial scene. The use of off-stage acting being projected onto the screen gave the piece a lively and intimate dynamic, in particular the scenes set in Maria's bedroom. Although Amar Ramasar is a bad man his Bernardo was very well executed. The sharks and jets were amazing and their use of choreography throughout really made a new approach on their rivalry. The use of screens aided the story along every time and, despite many rumours, were not distracting to me personally. The steal of the show was the actor who played Riff, who unfortunately has left the show now due to an injury on stage, but he captured the role so perfectly giving this character the aggression and charisma it should have. His dancing and singing was also insane and gave a new and modern approach to the extremely well done Jet song; I could not say a single improvement he could make. All in all an extremely awesome production that I have already booked tickets to see again.

    oliviamorey 25 Feb 2020
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